JAMES WARBURTON quit as Supercars CEO after "rejecting a new deal to continue in the role beyond this year." Warburton told the Supercars board last week "he would quit at the end of the year in a move that has made him Australia's most wanted sporting boss." Warburton is "already believed to have signed on for a new role, which will be announced on Tuesday" (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 10/15). ... Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock announced STEVE CLARKE as its new manager. The 54-year old joined Rugby Park on a two-and-a-half year contract and replaces LEE MCCULLOCH. Clarke, who previously was with Aston Villa, formerly managed Reading and West Bromwich Albion, and had been an assistant at Chelsea, Newcastle United, Liverpool and West Ham (HERALD SCOTLAND, 10/14). ... Cricket Australia named KIM MCCONNIE head of the Big Bash League after ANTHONY EVERARD was promoted to exec GM, leagues & events. McConnie previously spent 14 years with Pepsi, where she was most recently head of sports marketing (CA).